Indian Mound Beach man arrested for drug charges

May 22, 2019

Following complaints about illegal drug activity in the Indian Mound Beach area, detectives from the Wareham Police Department set up surveillance for several days.

On Tuesday, May 21, detectives were watching 22 Tomahawk Drive and stopped a man after he left the house. Detectives tried to pat frisk him, but he resisted and tried to run away. Two detectives took him to the ground and placed him under arrest after a brief struggle.

Detectives found that he had suspected fentanyl, an electric stun gun, two phones, and $81 in cash.

Police then obtained a search warrant for 22 Tomahawk Drive, where they found $494 in cash and a digital scale.

Codey T. Murphy, 23, of 22 Tomahawk Drive, was being charged with possession with intent to distribute a class “A” drug, subsequent offense, and resisting arrest.

Previously, Murphy was found guilty of possession with intent to distribute a class “A” drug following his arrest for that charge in October 2015.

He is also facing charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, larceny under $1,200, home invasion, carrying a firearm without a license and armed kidnapping for extortion following an incident in Bourne in March 2019.

“We have a very small detective unit, with only four officers, yet they are a dynamic and energetic group that work tirelessly,” said Acting Chief John Walcek. “The vigorous efforts of this unit and the rest of the police department will continue for the improvement of the quality of life of Wareham.”